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5 themes of geography of japan

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5 themes of geography of japan
Human environment interaction
by: shaine sullivan
Location
Relative location
To locate a place relative to other landmarks.
Absolute location
Locating a place using a coordinate system.
Japan's Location
Absolute
: 35.0000° N, 136.0000° E
Relative
: Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of China, Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea in the south
Place
Definitions
Place
:The human and physical characteristics of an area.
Human characteristics
: Ideas and actions of people that change the environment.
Physical characteristics
: non-man-made structures like mountains, rivers, and, lakes.
Japan's place
Human characteristics
: They are able to cater to authority, that they are introverts and like to stick to their own small communities, they care a lot about human feelings.
Physical characteristics
: Japan is in eastern Asia and contains a curved chain of more than 3,000 islands, Mount Fuji, typhoons are common in the summer
Movement
Definition
Movement
: Refers to the way people, goods, and ideas move from one place to another.
Japan's movement
Ideas
: Cell phones, Telephone, Television, and internet
Goods
: Airplane, Robots, and Trucks
People
: Cars, Trains, Planes, and Robots
Definition
Human environment interaction
: Relationships between people and their environment
Japan's human environment interaction
Industrial development has been affecting Japan’s environment ever since the country really began to industrialize in the 1870s. There have been a number of very negative consequences of industrialization. Major consequences have been air pollution and water pollution.
Region
Definition
Region
: A region is an area that is defined by certain similar characteristics. Those unifying or similar characteristics can be physical, natural, human, or cultural.
Japan's regions
Japan has 47 prefectures. On the basis of geographical and historical background, these prefectures can be divided into eight regions: Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu, Kinki, Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu-Okinawa.
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